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JM Steel Orders Braner Slitter for Sinton

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JM Steel has ordered a high-performance Braner/Loopco Shape-Correction Slitting & Automatic Slit Coil Packaging Line to be installed at its Sinton, Texas, facility.  The new line is JM Steel’s fifth Braner/Loopco slitter.

The new Sinton slitter will have capacity to handle 80,000 pounds by 78-inch wide coils with mechanical properties ranging to 100,000-psi in gauges to one-quarter inch. Production enhancing features include a unique uncoiler that efficiently handles 20-inch ID through 32-inch ID coils, entry straightener, a Turret Head slitter equipped with three heads that retool faster than any other style slitter and exchanges in 60 seconds, the company claimed.

It also has a thin gauge loop doubler, non-marking hydrostatic tensioner, a CNC “Cluster Leveler” with capacity to shape-correct the entire gauge range and a recoiler that efficiently changes between 20- and 24-inch ID coils in about three minutes, among other features.